Whip It Up Wednesday Presents:Peanut Butter Sandwhich Cookies
Ok really there is no BIG secret to this recipe so if you have a favorite peanut butter recipe you can substitute yours for mine! However mine is from my mom....So it has been totally approved by a lot of us...(Did we ever mention that we grew up in family with 10 kids!?!)
OK (the sandwhich part) or the cookie ingredients:
1 C Butter softened to room temp
1 C Peanut Butter
1 C white sugar
1 C brown Sugar
I add these 4 ingredients listed above and mix well then add:
1 tsp. Vanilla
In a seperate bowl I mix the dry ingredients before adding to the mixture above
2 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
mix these 3 dry ingredients
Now slowly add the dry mixture to your batter and mix till smooth
Now if your batter seems too sticky....DO NOT add more flour..instead stick batter in the fridge for an hour or so....then take out you may have to let it warm up to room temp but then it should be perfect and your cookies will turn out soft and chewy!
When making sandwhich cookies I prefer to make smaller cookies so roll out small amout of dough and then roll in sugar (this part is totally optional)
Place on cookie sheet and bake in 350 degree preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. I like to just bake my cookies till they are starting to get golden around the edges then I
take them out of the oven and let them sit on the hot cookiesheet a few more minutes where they will continue to bake.
Now for the yummy peanut buttery filling:
1/2 C butter
1/2 C peanut butter
I throw these in the microwave for a quick 30 seconds then stir together well
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
3 table spoons milk
mix all ingredients well then add powder sugar untill you have your desired constitency:
I prefer it to be a little on the thicker side, if its too thin when you put your cookies together the filling will just squish out! I use a generous amount of filling on one cookie
Then finish by placing a second cookie on top and viola! Peanut Butter Sandwhich Cookies!
I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as me, my family and usually any other peanut butter loving person has when I've made them!!